ROM Hack RECOVERING 700+ HOURS OF SAVES lost during transfer :(

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Hello everyone! I just registered looking for help.... ;) I'm a Nintendo fan from Italy.

I never been interested in programming or hacking, so consider me a total illiterate about this.

After a system transfer between my old 3ds xl and my new 3ds xl (which worked fine) I lost the data on my sd moving its content to the pc (I did "cut - paste" and then an error occoured). The sd stopped working and the pc can no more read it. Part of the content was however moved correctly to the pc, including digital games and saves.

It was a tragedy for me when I tried this content on the new console and it was unable to read it. I lost saves for more than 700 hours of playtime (about 80 games)....... :(
The transfer of my NNID was correct, so I can redownload games, but it was too much for me to lost so much saves... Then, after many tries and help requests, I found that I could restore my saves doing this:

- new micro sd on the new 3ds
- redownload of one of my games (ex: Gunman Clive)
- take the micro sd to the pc
- go to the proper folder (I worked out with many tries... folder 0040000, then 000c6300, then "data")
- erase the new file and write the old one on it

A big HURRA!!!!!!!!!! when it WORKED!!!

I found this: http://3ds.essh.co/
It helped a lot to recognize the right folders:
Also this helped: http://www.3dbrew.org/wiki/Title_list/eShop_Titles

Now I'm looking to redownload every game I own and restore old files... but... I have problems with some games. I' can't find the names of the right folders... can you help me? I'll post my list down here.

Moreover, is there a simpler way to do what I'm trying to do?

thank you all very much!!!!!
 

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NOME CODICE RIFERIMENTO
AR CARD
MII
MII PLAZA
CACCIA ALLA FACCIA
DONKEY KONG GB
POKEDEX 3D
GAME &WATCH GALLERY
SHANTAE RISKY REVENGE
SUPER MARIO BROS 0006E600
CERTIFICATO FEDELTA' 00072400
MARIO & YOSHI 00071300 (verificare)
ADVENTURE OF LINK 00070A00
ICE CLIMBERS 00070700
BALLOON FIGHT 00070400
DONKEY KONG JR 00070100
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA 000400000006F200
METROID 0006EF00
MARIO VS DONKEY KONG - MINI MARCH AGAIN!
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - FOUR SWORDS
PULLBLOX 0004000000068F00
F-ZERO MAXIMUM VELOCITY 00074A00
SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 3 00075400
WARIO WARE INC. 00075A00
POSTBOX 00051800
MIGHTY SWITCH FORCE! 0004000000072700
MARIO KART SUPER CIRCUIT 00074D00
KID ICARUS 3D CLASSICS 0004000000055200
METROID FUSION 00075700
DILLON'S ROLLING WESTERN
ART OF BALANCE - TOUCH 000400000008F000
TOKI TORI GBC
WARIO LAND 4 00075000
LIBERATION MAIDEN 00040000000BC100
MOLE MANIA
HANA SAMURAI - ART OF THE SWORD 00040000000BC600
FALLBLOX
FREAKY FORMS DELUXE 0004000000093300
GUNMAN CLIVE 00040000000C6300
MARIO VS DONKEY KONG - MINIS ON THE MOVE 00040000000D2F00
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - ORACLE OF AGES
BUGS VS TANKS 00040000000DA200
MIGHTY SWITCH FORCE! 2 00040000000C6B00
ATTACK OF THE FRIDAY MONSTERS 00040000000E7500
NANO ASSAULT EX
FUN! FUN! MINIGOLF TOUCH! 0004000000052100
SHANTAE GBC
RISING BOARD 3DS 00040000000B0D00
STEAMWORLD DIG 00040000000ED400
KIRBY'S DREAM LAND 2
SUPER HANG ON 3D CLASSICS
GALAXY FORCE 2 3D CLASSICS
THE STARSHIP DARMEY 00040000000D9600
STREETS OF RAGE 3D CLASSICS
SHINOBI 3D CLASSICS 00040000000DE200
RAGE OF THE GLADIATOR 00040000000B7400
BOULDER DASH XL 3D 0004000000090A00
URBAN TRIAL FEESTYLE 000400000007F500
ZERO ESCAPE - VIRTUE'S LAST REWARD 00040000000AEB00
SUPER MARIO BROS DELUXE 00040000000FFB00
AERO PORTER 00040000000BC200
STEEL DIVER SUB WARS 0004000E000D7E00 o versione 00040000000D7E00
RETRO CITY RAMPAGE DX 0004000000108D00
MONSTER SHOOTER 00040000000B7500
JETT ROCKET 2 0004000000079600
ACE ATTORNEY - DUAL DESTINIES 0004000000079600
CRIMSON SHROUD 0004000000079600
DARTS UP 3D
SAYONARA UMIHARA KAWASE 0004000000116900 (forse ver ntsc)
SUPER LITTLE ACORNS 3D TURBO
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - LINK'S AWAKENING
FANTASY LIFE 0004000000113100
SMASH BROS 3DS 00040000000EE000
ZOMBIE PANIC IN WONDERLAND DX
SOUL OF DARKNESS
FOOTBALL UP ONILNE
REEL FIGHING PARADISE 3D 000400000005F600
FISHDOM H20 - HIDDEN ODYSSEY 000400000010A600
FRACTURED SOUL 00040000000B0300
CODE OF PRINCESS
WEAPON SHOP DE OMASSE 0004000000115000
ANOTHER WORLD ANNIVERSARY 0004000000126700
HAZUMI 000400000014E200
GUNMAN CLIVE 2 000400000015CE00
IRON FALL
 

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Sorry for the wall of text, the folder codes I miss are the ones for the following games:


DONKEY KONG GB
POKEDEX 3D
GAME & WATCH GALLERY
SHANTAE RISKY'S REVENGE
MARIO VS DONKEY KONG - MINI MARCH AGAIN
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - FOUR SWORDS
DILLON' ROLLING WESTERN
TOKI TORI GBC
MOLE MANIA
FALLBLOX
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - ORACLE OF AGES
NANO ASSAULT EX
SHANTAE GBC
KIRBY'S DREAM LAND 2
SUPER HANG ON 3D CLASSICS
GALAXY FORXE 2 3D CLASSICS
DARTS UP 3D
SUPER LITTLE ACORNS 3D TURBO
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - LINK'S AWAKENING
ZOMBIE PANIC IN WONDERLAND DX
SOUL OF DARKNESS
FOOTBALL UP ONLINE
CODE OF PRINCESS
IRON FALL
 

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000400000015b100 - Ironfall: Invasion
0004000000032600 - Pokedex 3D
000480044b513956 - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords

I haven't got any of your other games, so I don't know what their ID is.
 

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Now I'm looking to redownload every game I own and restore old files... but... I have problems with some games. I' can't find the names of the right folders... can you help me? I'll post my list down here.

Moreover, is there a simpler way to do what I'm trying to do?

thank you all very much!!!!!
A simpler way? I'm afraid not. There are a couple of ways to get your missing title IDs though.

After downloading the game again, launch it. This initialises the save data which creates a new save at 0040000\<TitleID>\data\
You shouldn't have to progress much further than the title screen with most games.

The reason I initialise the save is because it creates the folder with the game's TitleID for you.

You can do this with a handful of titles at a time. Initialise save, close game, write down game name, repeat.

Shut the 3DS down and stick the SD card into your computer. Navigate to \Nintendo 3DS\<ID1>\<ID2>\title\0040000\ and sort the folders by "date modified" from oldest to newest.

Use the list of game names you wrote down earlier to find which game belongs to each TitleID.
 

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Couldn't you download all the games, start each one creating a save, and then copy and overwrite those folders, nailing all of them at once?
 

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Couldn't you download all the games, start each one creating a save, and then copy and overwrite those folders, nailing all of them at once?
Yes, that's what I'd do.

But since he specifically mentioned that he was looking to match the games to their relevant TitleID I provided him with instructions to do just that.

Perhaps he wants to keep a backup of the data on his PC using a structure like \Gunman Clive\title\0040000\000c6300\data\ for example.

I do this with games I'm not playing regularly anymore to safeguard my progress.
 

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Yes, that's what I'd do.

But since he specifically mentioned that he was looking to match the games to their relevant TitleID I provided him with instructions to do just that.

Perhaps he wants to keep a backup of the data on his PC using a structure like \Gunman Clive\title\0040000\000c6300\data\ for example.

I do this with games I'm not playing regularly anymore to safeguard my progress.
Oh I see, that's actually a really good idea.
 

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As far as i know, nope, but someone can correct me.
Actually i sorta did this on my games, the only difference is i cut the entire game's folder content to my pc, without deleting the game itself. That way, the icons are still on the home menu, just not showing banner and not booting.
You can backup your NAND first if you're paranoid.
Edit: Seriously, you should do some backup, just in case it messes up something.
 
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As far as i know, nope, but someone can correct me.
Actually i sorta did this on my games, the only difference is i cut the entire game's folder content to my pc, without deleting the game itself. That way, the icons are still on the home menu, just not showing banner and not booting.
You can backup your NAND first if you're paranoid.
Edit: Seriously, you should do some backup, just in case it messes up something.
Too late, already did it! and... it worked like a charm! My save data is back! Thanks :D

PD: To Mods, sorry for bumping, just wanted to make sure i'd not break anything on my system.
 
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